Smile for the Cameras!

Happy Thursday! Popping in quick to freshen things up here 🙂

Today I’m sharing these cards I made with the cameratastic August Release from Technique Tuesday! They can be found HERE!

I love the Oh Snap stamp! fun fun!!

I mixed up a bunch of different sets for this spunky little number! Technique Tuesday’s: We Just ClickPlanner Camera, Start With a Smile Stamp set, and Caught on Camera stamp set.

This next one might be my favorite of the lot. 🙂 I stamped this panel and left it to dry on my desk. Forgot about it! Then a couple weeks later, I found it all ready to color! Love that! 🙂

For this, I used Zig Clean Color fluorescent pens. The photos always dull it down a bit, but in person, it is bright!

Alrighty, that’s all I have for today! Check back soon as the new September TT release is right around the corner!  😉

Be sure to hop over and check out the new stuff from Technique Tuesday HERE!  🙂

Have a good one!

Take care- Jill 🙂

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Love Ya Bunches

Hope your weekend has been fantastic so far! 🙂

I love this little set: Lawn Fawn/Ellen Hutson United We Flourish Love Ya’ Bunches. I have been wanting to monkey around with it again and I finally got around to it 🙂 .

Eeeeek! So fun! And this paper is hoard worthy, but I am trying my best to use my favorites too vs. saving them. LOL. But the rainbow–want to keep forever–ha! ❤I stamped everything and then used my Zig Clean Color markers to watercolor these cuties on Bristol paper. It turned out so fun, and my son is going to love finding it in his lunchbox Monday!

Oh this little bear is from Lawn Fawn’s You’re Claw-some set. ❤ those little guys. 🙂

I’m entering this for the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #11 HERE!Have a great weekend! Thank you for stopping by! 🙂

Jill 🙂

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Magic Wishes

Happy Friday All! If you are looking for my Paper Smooches DT Pep Rally post, please click HERE.


Today I’m sharing a couple of fun cards using Paper Smooches August released UNICORN DIE! That’s right, Unicorn Die. I die. 🙂 LOL! I also used the Magical Sampler stamp set and Flower Frames dies for this first card. Eeeeeep! Magical! 🙂

For my first card, I embraced the unicorn and all her rainbowness! 🙂 (<—- Yup, that’s a word. 😉 )

And of course, I had to add a googley eye, but take care not to cover up her eyelashes. 😉

For this next card, I took another route using the same die. Kim is always thinking, and made the unicorn’s alicorn separate, so you can create a horse, or a zebra, or whatever your crafty heart desires. ❤ that!!

I used Distress Inks for the background and made a sparkly little grass patch for this fun horse to stand on. The leaves are from the Wavy Wishes set. 🙂

I think this little Unicorn die will be used a lot around here, making birthday cards! 🙂

You can check out the NEW Paper Smooches August release HERE! And be sure to hop along with us for a sneak peek at the September release, and your chances to win a Paper Smooches Gift Card! Wooooooooohoooo! You can start HERE on the Paper Smooches blog from yesterday.

Hope your weekend feels long and relaxing!

 Jill 🙂

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Paper Smooches September Pep Rally!

Hip hip HOORAY! It’s Paper Smooches Pep Rally week!! Get ready because this fantastic release covers a lot of bases! It will be available next Thursday! Check out all the details and my project below!  🙂

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches SEPTEMBER 2017 release with you!  FOUR new stamp sets and FOUR new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on August 31st.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize! 

The prize – a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, August 27th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, August 28th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Alice extended her vacation a bit, so we have a wonderful replacement for her for the blog hop but you will see her creations later this month.  Samantha Mann is stepping in for her and I am super excited about that – woohoo!

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)


Are you ready? I literally yelped when I saw this cuuuuutie!!! Oh my word! 🙂 They make me so happy!
I cut them out of fun foam, and I wasn’t sure about the “textured” look that occurred. However my son, who ❤ ❤ ❤ these guys, liked it because “she is furry”! So, hey, I ran with it! 🙂
And of course, added a GIANT googley eye to each! 🙂 I laugh all over again! I mean, “I only have eye for you”. I can’t EVEN! ❤ ❤ ❤

 

These new dies are called Monster Dies and the sentiment is from the new Halloween Sampler. The hill die cut is Paper Smooches Snow Drifts die.

 

Next hop stop:  Karin Akesdotter! 🙂 Karin is so stinkin’ talented! Goodness!

 

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to hop and leave comments for your chance to WIN!! Have a great weekend! I feel like summer is waning already. Gah!

Take care- Jill 🙂

 

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Smile!

Popping in to share a card I made with Paper Smooches new Flower Frame dies and the previously released stamp sets, Kindness Sampler and Best Buds! The combo makes such a sweet card! 🙂
I stamped the card base with the little flower stamps from the Best Buds set.
I watercolored these flowers with my Zig clean color markers. I cannot decide if I need any more colors of those or not. Some I have are so similar, they are almost the same? LOL
For another way to use these frames, check my previous post HERE. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by today! See you tomorrow for the Paper Smooches Pep Rally ❤ !!! 🙂

Take care- Jill 🙂

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Sending Good Vibes!

Good Monday Morning to you! I was up extra early today to squeeze in a full day before the eclipse! But the weather is calling for a cloudy day, so yikes!

Anywho, on with this fun card to give! ❤️


For this card, I used Neat & Tangled’s Schoolhouse Good Vibes, and also the Geomentric Blooms stencil with Fossilized Amber Oxide Ink. There are a couple of things I learned and I’d do differently next time, but I never know what I’m doing until I do it. My cards are thought through as I go. I don’t know if that’s good or bad? Probably both. 😉
 LOVE these little mice! I colored them with Copic markers. 🙂

I’m joining in the Little Tangles Challenge this month. I was excited to see the challenge was birthday, and thought I’d catch up on making a bunch of birthday cards. Well, so far I have the one here. LOL!! But there’s still time! So, we’ll see!   🙂

Check it out HERE! 🙂 And a BIG HAPPY 5TH Birthday to Neat & Tangled! How awesome and exciting is that!?

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

Jill

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Being Kind

Happy Sunday all!

Just popping in with a quick post to share a card I made last night. We are planning to give this to the secretary at school because she defines kindness. ❤️


For this, I used the oh-so-perfect set from Concord and 9th: Kindhearted and the Kind die. I used this stencil that I’ve had forever from The Crafters Workshop. Perfect! I used Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide to blend it on the panel. I found this tiny heart in my *diecut leftover stash*, covered it in Glossy Accents, and added it to Chicago. 🙂 I finished the whole card off with a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins and some stitching!


I thought this turned out delightfully and we can’t wait to give it to her. ❤️

Have a great Sunday ALL!

Jill 🙂

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